Teacher of RS/PSHCE and Social Sciences

The Cherwell School, Oxford, Oxfordshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subjects Health and social care, Religious education, Sociology
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £23,720 to £39,406 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

The Cherwell School is a high performing and oversubscribed comprehensive school in Oxford (1990 students on roll, including 620 in the Sixth Form). We achieved GCSE progress results in the top 5% of all schools in 2018. We are pleased that we hold an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted as we feel this is a fair reflection of the school, not least as we recognize that we have the capacity to develop and improve further. We consider ourselves to be a school which has at its heart “opportunity, responsibility, excellence” and we aim to make this a deeper reality for all of our students and staff in the years to come. Our aims are supported by our designation as a National Teaching School and as a School Centered Initial Teacher Training provider. We are committed to the professional learning and career development of our staff and work in conjunction with the River Learning Trust to raise standards.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed colleague who enjoys working with young people and who has a genuine excitement for excellence in learning and the teaching of RS/PSHCE & Social Sciences. The faculty teaches; Religion Philosophy & Ethics (RPE), Citizenship, Social Wellbeing (PSHE), Psychology, Sociology and Health & Social Care. As a faculty encompassing a range of subjects, there is some flexibility within this role, which provides an exciting opportunity for candidates who may be seeking to broaden their expertise and skills in a new or different subject area.

Given the Teaching School status of the school and our commitment to staff development, the successful candidate will have ample opportunity to develop their own professional learning. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the provision of a rich learning experience for students. Should you wish to be part of our future, we welcome your application.

For further information and to apply visit the website:

Please feel free to contact Mary Maguire on 01865 558719 if you would like to know more about the role or the application process.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 16th May 2019 at 9.00am

Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 20th May 2019

The Cherwell School and the River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism; all staff are expected to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The Cherwell School is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of ethnic backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our school community.

The Cherwell School is an academy managed by The River Learning Trust, which is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with a registered company number 7966500. Registered Office: The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, OXFORD OX2 7EE United Kingdom

Essential educational requirements

Degree from university

Essential qualifications

QTS (or will have obtained by September 2019)
NQT teachers will be considered for this position

Essential skills and experience

Teaching of RS/PSHCE and Social Sciences to secondary students

Employee benefits

Great opportunities to develop professional learning
Cycle & Computer scheme
Discounted use of the local leisure centre

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 2001 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website The Cherwell School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@cherwell.oxon.sch.uk

School location

Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7EE